Coronation Street’s Zeedan Nazir, played by Qasim Akhtar, is currently going through a tough time in the UK soap at the moment, with his dad Kal being killed in a fire. Things are pretty different for the 23 year old Manchester-born actor, who joined Coronation Street in 2014.
Qasim Akhtar, a trustee of Giving It Back Community, recently went to Thailand to help give tons of goodies and joy to hundreds of orphans and underprivileged children.
He joined the Gift of Happiness Foundation, a registered charity in Thailand, and Matthew Hensman, the Founder of Give it Back Community on the six day aid and show giving tour to the remote Northern Jungles and Mountains of Thailand.
Reflecting on the trip, Qasim said on Twitter: “I’ve had the most humbling experience of my life. So much has been put into perspective. Truly blessed“
Over a period of six days the group visited schools, orphanages and safe houses to give out clothing and toys, paid for by a number of charitable organisations and businesses.
Gift of Happiness Foundation’s Manchester born Director Eddie Haworth was delighted to have the support of Qasim Akhtar and the Give it Back Community.